Goodness, August is already coming to a close and whether I like it or not, my attention is turning to Christmas crochet. And with that in my mind, I have got the GOLDENFOOT penguin pattern written up and available on Ravelery. As a special introductory offer you can use the code GOLDENFOOT to get the pattern half price until 5th September. Just click the link to go through to Ravelry.
And although my mind may have been on Christmas, I was definitely able to enjoy some summer weather and sit out in the garden while working on the corner squares of the 2021 blanket. They are now approx. 20 cm in size, which means they are also perfect granny square size to sew together to make an alternative crochet blanket.
This week, we are squaring off the flowers so that they will become the corner squares on the blanket.
Tapestry needle and sharp scissors
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The pattern is written using UK terminology, for a conversion chart to US terminology click this link.
The blanket is worked in the round. You do not need to turn your work after each row and you continue working in the same direction as before.
[Stitches written in brackets like this are all worked into the same stitch.]
For the first stitch on each row: Chain 1 to move up to the next round if the round starts with double crochet. Chain 2 if the round starts with a half treble crochet, and chain 3 if the round starts with a treble crochet. These chains count as the first stitch in the row
Ch – chain
Dtr – Double treble
Fptr – front post treble
Htr – half treble
Tr – treble
Start crocheting here:
Fptr over fptr in round 7, ch 8 behind the petal. 8 times. (8 stitches and 8 ch-8-sp)
(8htr) in ch-8-sp, htr in the fptr from round 9, (4tr, 2tr, 4tr) in ch-8-sp, htr in fptr form round 9. 4 time (80)
9htr, 5tr, ch 2 (do not skip any stitches here), 5tr, 1htr. 4 times. (80 stitches and 4 ch-2-sp)
14htr, (htr, ch2, htr), 6 htr. 4 times. Fasten off. (88 stitches and 4 ch-2-sp)
Your squares should now measure approx. 20 cm.